It's official: Aldin Ayo is new DLSU Green Archers coach
MANILA, Philippines – De La Salle University officially named Aldin Ayo as the new head coach of the Green Archers on Wednesday, December 16.
News of Ayo’s appointment as La Salle coach was initially revealed back in November, days after the resignation of former head coach Juno Sauler. Ayo confirmed the news himself 3 days later in Letran college.
Sauler coached the Green Archers from 2013 to 2015, leading them to a UAAP title and Final Four appearance in his first two seasons, and an overall record of 31-19.
During the 2015 UAAP season, Sauler’s last, DLSU failed to make the Final Four.
The 38-year-old Ayo is a former NCAA champion player with the Letran Knights.
He led his college to its first NCAA title in 10 years as a rookie head coach in October, when they beat the San Beda Red Lions in a close 3-game finals series.
Ayo went 16-7 in his first and only year with the Knights.
“Upon deliberation of a search committee and consultation with the administration and alumni, De La Salle University is pleased to announce that Aldin Ayo is the new head coach of the Men's Basketball Team,” La Salle’s Office of Sports Development announced.
“Ayo served as assistant coach of PBA team Kia Sorento in 2014. The following year, he became the head coach of the Colegio de San Juan de Letran. Through his guidance and leadership, the Letran Knights captured the Men's Basketball title in the current season of the NCAA.”
The statement, which came with a picture, also said: “The University welcomes Coach Aldin to the Lasallian community as he charts the new direction of the Green Archers.”
Per La Salle's statement, members of the Green Archers' management staff and assistant coaching staff include Austin Erestain, Terry Capistrano, Justice Andy Reyes, Raffy Villavicencio, Brother Raymundo Suplido FSC, Eduardo Cojuangco (the team’s patron), Siot Tanquingcen, Louie Gonzales, and Paolo Sauler.
Former PBA head coach Glenn Capacio, who’s not in the photo, is also mentioned. – Rappler.com